ANGOLA IN MY HEART
‘Angola in my heart’ is a project exploring the theme of connection to place and culture while living in another country. How strongly is our identity tied to our country and how does the expression of this connection help us ‘feel whole’?
The first time I came to Portugal was to learn about Kizomba, a dance from Angola, and I have since been continuing to learn more about a culture that is rich in so many aspects such as music, language, dance, food and customs. Angola gained their independence from Portugal in 1975 after 492 years of occupation and are the second-largest group of African migrants in Portugal.
The individuals in this project are all Angolans living in Portugal, who strongly feel connected to their country of birth. All expressing their connection in ways that are personal to them.
If you are an Angolan living in Portugal, and are interested in participating in this project, please get in touch via the contact form.